The Current Immigration and Visa System: Challenges For Small Business Owners During the COVID-19 Crisis

September 23, 2020 | Live Online | Interactive
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has created a myriad of legal and financial challenges for businesses. Many workers, including foreign workers, are out of work due to lockdowns and capital shortages. Some foreign investors, seeking to migrate to the U.S., believe now is a good time to invest in America. This presents opportunities for American businesses to attract investment. Understanding the relevant part of the immigration system can be a huge advantage for smart American businesses, thinking not only about making it though the pandemic, but about long term growth and success. The topics to be covered in the webinar will include:

  • How do I raise capital through investment from a foreign national looking to migrate to the US?
  • How do I create a joint venture with a foreign company to source talent and capital to grow my company?
  • How do I employ a foreign national with the relevant skill set?
  • How do furloughs and layoffs impact visas for existing foreign workers?

Event Host:

Our Speaker: Mohammad (Mo) Ali Syed

Over the past twenty years Mohammad (Mo) Ali Syed has developed a thriving immigration, litigation and international business practice. In Immigration Law, for individuals, his experience includes family-based immigration, sponsorship, fiancé visas, asylum, naturalization, and U.S. citizenship. He has obtained EB1 expedited green cards for aliens of extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, and athletics. For businesses, Mr. Syed has vast experience with nonimmigrant and immigrant visas including H-1B, PERM (employment-based green cards), E1/E2 treaty traders and investor visas, L1 intracompany transfer visas, O, P, foreign professionals, and multinational managers and EB5 investor green cards. Mr. Syed frequently lectures on conference panels on immigration law. He has written extensively and has also been interviewed by TV channels on immigration law matters.

Some of Mo’s Papers & Presentations:

  • Author, “US Visa Options for Foreign Businesses and Entrepreneurs”
  • Speaker, “Visas and Working in the United States”
  • Speaker,“Expand Your Business Globally”
  • Speaker, “What Lawyers Need to Know About Business Immigration in the Trump Era”
  • Speaker, “Advanced L Visa Issues”
  • Speaker, “Chain Migration, Points Based Immigration, RAISE ACT, Trump Administration Changes to Immigration in the United States”
  • Presenter, “Strategies of Success with E and L Visas”
  • Panel Chair and Speaker, “Beyond the Wall: The New Administration’s Impact on Immigration Policy”
  • Speaker, “Business and Employment Based Visas”
  • Speaker, “Top Questions Asked by Business Immigration Practitioners in the Trump Era”

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